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Blackness in the 21st Century

Join Barbara Lewis, associate professor of English and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, and a panel of experts as they explore the question of Black identity as it is negotiated and articulated by contemporary African American poets.

Other Panelists

Nicole Terez Dutton: Poet, educator, inaugural Poet Laureate of Somerville, and editor at The Baffler and Transition Magazine

Ifeanyi Menki: Poet, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Wellesley College, and owner of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Nikòl Payen: Writer, Assistant Professor of English, Quinsigamond Community College, and activist

Enzo Silon Surin: Poet, advocate, publisher of Central Square Press, and associate professor of English, Bunker Hill Community College


Danielle Legros Georges: Poet Laureate, City of Boston, and professor, Lesley University

The Living Archive: African American Poetry series is sponsored by the Boston Poet Laureate Program and Suffolk University’s Clark Collection of African American Literature.

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